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USC’s Sarkisian happy for the University of Washington

USC’s Sarkisian happy for the University of Washington

Southern California head coach Steve Sarkisian takes questions at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo

Steve Sarkisian says he’s happy for the University of Washington . The new coach of the USC Trojans had nothing but high praise for his former team Wednesday, during the first day of Pac-12 media days in Los Angeles.

When asked about his replacement at Washington, Chris Petersen, Sarkisian told the assembled media he’s happy for the U.W. players and that he thinks Petersen is a very good football coach. “You don’t really pull for other teams. You kind of watch games and get a feel. But I can honestly say I’ll be rooting for them this fall.”

USC and Washington are not scheduled to play each other this year. The only Trojan/Husky match-up possibility would be in the PAC-12 Championship game December 5th at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

In regards to his abrupt departure from Washington after 5 seasons, Sark said “I don’t think it’s ever easy.” He also said he wished he had gotten to the U.W. players sooner, so they didn’t have to hear it from anybody else.

The Trojans were picked to finish second in the south division of the PAC-12 conference in a preseason poll of media members who cover the league.

(KPUG Newsroom – Doug Lange)

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